THE RANGE'S "FIVE FOUR" VIDEO; NYC + LA SHOWS THIS WEEK
The Range | 02/29/16
Following the release of the first single “Florida” from his forthcoming album Potential, Brooklyn, NY-based musician The Range (AKA James Hinton) has shared “Five Four” with an accompanying video. Watch it below now.
As its backbone, Potential utilizes a series of vocal samples that Hinton found in the deep corners of YouTube. “Five Four” finds Hinton exploring his love of early ’00s grime and mid ‘00s electronica while bringing it to a new sonic and emotional whole. The music video, directed by Daniel Kaufman, features the London, UK-based grime MCs Ophqi and Super Thought, the musicians from the original YouTube sourced clip that Hinton used to write and produce “Five Four.”
Hinton had the following to say about the inspiration behind the song, and how it incorporates Ophqi and Superior Thought’s lyrics:
“Five Four is about the frustration of not being able to change the circumstances of a situation. I think ST captures it well - “Scarred from the hard tasks and dreams that never came to pass … And yet he tried to walk the straight and narrow path but he fiend for the lights and the drama need an arsenal and an armor to inflict the force and cause trauma.”
In addition to the forthcoming album Potential, a documentary titled Superimpose, directed by Daniel Kaufman, out this spring, will look at the human stories behind Ophqi, Super Thought, and the other unknown artists included on the album. As Hinton states, “I am very conscious that these people who I have sampled elevate what I do, just as much as my record brings their work somewhere else.”
In addition to recently being announced on the lineups of Osheaga Festival, Pitchfork Music Festival, and FORM Arcosanti, The Range will be playing a handful of pre-release shows this month in Los Angeles, New York City, London and Austin for SXSW. More dates to be announced soon.
The Range Tour Dates
03-01 Los Angeles, CA - Resident [Buy tickets]
03-05 New York, NY – Berlin NYC [Buy tickets]
03-09 London, UK – Pickle Factory
03-15 to 03-19 Austin, TX – SXSW
05-13 to 05-15 Arcosanti, AZ – FORM Arcosanti
07-15 to 07-17 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07-30 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival